Feast of Tabernacles 2022, 6th Day

Feast of Tabernacles 2022, 6th Day

Why are we here today, celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.  This is what this feast, Feast of Tabernacles is all about, the 1000 year rule of Jesus as King and High Priest on the earth and we will be changed and will serve the people under Jesus as kings, Priests and instructors.

How many people really believe Jesus will literally return and rule the Earth for a 1000 years.  Even among Christians belief, there is a major debate, the return of Jesus to the earth, is it symbolic or a literal return to set up His Kingdom. Do we really believe what the Bible say and do we believe the Scriptures is the Word of God.

I should say, I do not take the Bible literality,

but I do take the Bible Seriously

{there are over 200 types or figures of Speech in the Bible – puns, simile, allegory, Metaphor, analogy, riddle, type, parables, etc.}

We take for granted we are commanded to observe the Feasts as a Christian.  What proof do we have.

We look towards or point to the tradition or requirement that Jesus’ parents kept God’s holy days and went to Jerusalem 3 times a year {Luke 2:41}

We look towards or point to Jesus Himself kept God’s Holy Days during his ministry on the earth as our example to follow {Matt 26:17}

Remember, Paul said follow me as I follow Jesus {1 Cor 11:1} and the Apostles observed the same feasts after they were called “Christians”. {Acts 18:21, 20:16, 27:9}

The start of the New Testament Church started on Pentecost {Acts 2:1}

We believe the purpose of the Holy Days is The Fathers plan of Salvation for all of mankind and each Feast Day represents one of the parts of His plan.  Jesus Himself made it crystal clear that we cannot know the date of His return to the earth and take total control of all things.

Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

This is what, Feast of Tabernacles is all about, the 1000 year rule of Jesus as King and High Priest on the earth and universe.

Why does Jesus return, is because of you and me, the Elect or as we are called, Saints.

Matthew 24:22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the Elect’s sake those days will be shortened. 

1 Thessalonians 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His Saints.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be Saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 

Jude 1:14-15 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His Saints, (15)  to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” 

How long is the millennium – 1000 years 

Revelation 20:2-3 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.  (3)  He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

Revelation 20:4-5 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  (5)  (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.    

Church Fathers writings, there are more not covered

  • Around 200 AD, Eusebius writes there will be a period of some thousand years after the (first) resurrection of the dead, and that the Kingdom of Christ will be set up in material form on this very earth!( Ecclesiastical History, B3, C 39)
  • Justin Martyr taught the same thing, saying that after the 1,000-year reign of Christ on the earth a general resurrection and judgment of all people would take place. (Dialogue with Trypho, Chapters 80 and 81)
  • Irenaeus,130–202, wrote: “For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded “”(Gen. 2: 1, 2) of the things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to come” (Against Heresies, B5, C 28, 33) 

Jesus will return to the earth through the clouds as He left. 

Matthew 24:30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 

Matthew 24:31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

Jesus will now set up His Kingdom, prepare it for the Father when the New Jerusalem comes down to the earth.

What about the Feast of Tabernacles.  What is a Tabernacle.

Tabernacle only means a temporary shelter or tent.  Our physical body is only temporary shelter for the Holy Spirit.

This life is our training ground to learn skills, developing righteous character and proper personality.  Living out of a suitcase reminds us that life is only temporary.  

2 Corinthians 5:1-2 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  (2)  Meanwhile we groan {or sigh}, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 5:5 God has prepared us for this and has given us his Spirit as a guarantee.   {become a Spirit being}

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

The Feast is a time to rejoice; because it pictures the time When Jesus returns to the earth and starts ruling over the earth and when we are changed to Spirit Beings, same as Jesus is.

Is it because we are command to by our Lord, Jesus.

1 John 5:2-3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. (3) For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Who is the Lord that said these are my Feasts, the one we know as Jesus, the Creator said this. 

We know that the one who was the Spokesman or Lord of the Old Testament was the one who we know as Jesus the Messiah in the New Testament.  Jesus is the creator of all things.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  (2)  He was in the beginning with God.  (3)  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

As Jesus was growing up, He went to the festivals in Jerusalem with His family. He continued to obey the command to observed God’s Feast every year as a youth to an adult. 

Luke 2:41-42 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. (42) And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.

What about the Millennium, the 1000 years rule of Jesus as King and Priest.  Lord Jesus has very strong feelings about Feast of Tabernacles.

The Scriptures says that when our Lord Jesus returns to the earth at the start of the Millennium, everyone will go up to Jerusalem year after year to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. What does that mean.  Jesus is going to keep His feast and require for everyone to keep or observed it.

Zechariah 14:16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. (Yes, everyone will, including us, now Spirit) 

What happens if the nations do not keep the Feast of Tabernacles

Zechariah 14:17-18 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain (Punishment).  (18)  If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 

Zechariah 14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. (Strong hand, Isa 40:10)

Ezekiel and Isaiah cover the various Feast Days during the Millennium 

The Feast of Tabernacles will celebrate Israel’s new position in God’s Millennial Kingdom 

Isaiah 66:23  And it shall come to pass That from one New Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the LORD. 

Ezekiel 44:24 In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments. They shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed meetings (feast days), and they shall hallow My Sabbaths (Holy Days).  (Notice, My) 

The Millennial Temple, will celebrate the Feast: Ezekiel 40 – 48

Ezekiel 46:1  “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened.

The Feast is a time to rejoice because it pictures the World Tomorrow, 1000 year, the Millennium, which all things will be restored.  This is the time for Armageddon battle.

We will have a 1,000 years of peace and prosperity for those humans that will be alive at Jesus return to the earth.

But what about you and me.  We will be the firstfruits of God’s spiritual born into God’s Family.  We will have the opportunity of bringing Word of God to every human then alive and to those born during the Millennium

We know Jesus will rule from Jerusalem and we will rule under Jesus, as kings and priest. We will be changed to Spirit born Saints when Jesus returns to the earth. 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Let me tell you a secret {or mystery}. Not all of us will die, but all of us will be changed (52) in a moment, faster than an eye can blink, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed.  To Spirit Being just as our Elder Brother was, Jesus and we will be like him.

Remember, Jesus is training His saints to be kings and priests during our physical life (yes, that is you and me). Now think for a moment.

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, we are now God’s children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when the Messiah is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

Revelation 5:10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”  {we will be there} 

Revelation 2:26-27 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations  (27)  He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels— as I also have received from My Father;

1 Corinthians 6:2-3 You know that the Saints will rule {judge} the world, don’t you? And if the world is going to be ruled {judge} by you, can’t you handle insignificant cases? (3) You know that we will rule angels, not to mention things in this life, don’t you?

Then at this time, another prophecy will be fulfilled:

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. 

We will be there to see it

What happens at the end of the 1,000-year period or Millennium? 

Revelation 20:3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him (Satan) up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

Revelation 20:7-8 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison  (8)  and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.  

Revelation 20:9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

Did Jesus speak of a connection between the Last Great Day and the receiving of God’s Spirit?  Called Rivers of Living Water. The Holy Spirit

John 7:37-39 On the last day, that great {greatest} day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. (38) He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (39) But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.  {Pentecost}

By keeping His festivals we remain focused on what is important in our view of the future and our role in it. Each time we observed the feasts with  deeper understanding within the Scriptures the Fathers plan for us and mankind.

The Last Great Day or Greatest Day of the Feast pictures the final judgment, when salvation will be made available to all those who never had an opportunity in their first life.  Will be one of the greatest miracles of all time.

We have been blessed to know this information and the mysteries given to the Saints.

Lord Jesus has blessed us of all people to know this mystery about the Father, Lord Jesus and what will happen to all mankind, including you and me.

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